|The Roanoke Downtown Historic District Nomination Update and Boundary Adjustment, 2013, is eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places under the criteria described in the 2002 nomination - Criteria A and C with local significance in the areas of Architecture, Commerce, and Politics/Government. With this update, the district's period of significance is established as 1882 to 1961, ending with the construction of the Thomas B. Mason Building (128-5761-0088), which marked the date of the last major building constructed in downtown Roanoke prior to the City's economic downturn and the decentralization of commerce to suburban shopping centers in the early 1960s. The nomination update expands the areas of significance to include Religion and Recreation with the addition of several downtown churches (Criteria Consideration A) and the YMCA Building in the expanded boundary area. The three churches in the boundary expansion preserve the associative value of the street's name as Church A venue. The construction of the YMCA Building in 1956 marks the continued presence of the YMCA in downtown since its establishment. Other social/recreation resources are located in the original district boundaries, including the YWCA, the Masonic Lodge and the Knights of Pythias Building.